BREAKING: Sam Dastyari “我辞职”

The following is the full statement from Sam Dastyari, following his resignation from parliament this morning:

Statement translated into English:

I hereby resign from the Australian parliament effective immediately.

Over the past two weeks, I have been accused of having split loyalties, but nothing can be further from the truth. I have always prioritised the fundraising activities of the NSW Right over the interests of everything else.

My close relationship with Chinese nationals was merely a reflection of my deep love of Yum Cha and six-figure donations.

I hope to work out a way to be able to keep contributing to public life, presumably with a talk show on Sky News, or more probably, CCTV.


The Chaser